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1991 Minnesota Vikings season

 

1991 Minnesota Vikings season

1991 Minnesota Vikings season
Head coach Jerry Burns
Home field Metrodome
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1991 was the 31st year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 72nd regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of eight wins and eight losses. Head coach Jerry Burns retired after the season.

Offseason

1991 Draft

Main article: 1991 NFL Draft
Draft order Player name Position College Notes
Round Choice Overall
1 11 11 Traded to the Dallas Cowboys[a]
2 11 11 Traded to the Dallas Cowboys[a]
3 10 65 Carlos Jenkins Linebacker Michigan State
13 68 Jake Reed Wide Receiver Grambling State from Cowboys[a]
4 9 92 Randy Baldwin Running Back Mississippi
5 8 119 Chris Thome Center Minnesota
6 7 146 Traded to the Los Angeles Raiders[b]
24 163 Todd Scott Defensive Back Louisiana-Lafayette from Raiders[b]
7 12 179 Scotty Reagan Defensive Tackle Humboldt State
13 180 Tripp Welborne Defensive Back Michigan from Cowboys via Raiders[b]
8 11 206 Reggie Johnson Defensive End Arizona
9 9 232 Gerald Hudson Running Back Oklahoma State
10 9 259 Brady Pierce Offensive Tackle Wisconsin
11 8 286 Ivan Caesar Linebacker Boston College
12 7 313 Darren Hughes Wide Receiver Carson–Newman
^[a] These picks were involved in the Herschel Walker trade on October 12, 1989.
^[b] The Raiders traded their 6th round selection (163rd overall) and a 7th round selection (180th overall) to Minnesota to move up 17 spots to the 146th overall selection and draft DT Nolan Harrison.

Personnel

Staff

Template:NFL final staff [1]

Final roster

Template:NFL final roster

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 1, 1991 at Chicago Bears L 10-6
64,112
2 September 8, 1991 at Atlanta Falcons W 20-19
50,936
3 September 15, 1991 San Francisco 49ers W 17-14
59,148
4 September 22, 1991 at New Orleans Saints L 26-0
68,591
5 September 29, 1991 Denver Broncos L 13-6
55,031
6 October 6, 1991 at Detroit Lions L 24-20
63,423
7 October 13, 1991 Phoenix Cardinals W 34-7
51,209
8 October 20, 1991 at New England Patriots L 26-23 (OT)
45,367
9 October 27, 1991 at Phoenix Cardinals W 28-0
45,447
10 November 3, 1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 28-13
35,737
11 November 11, 1991 Chicago Bears L 34-17
59,001
12 November 17, 1991 at Green Bay Packers W 35-21
57,614
13 November 24, 1991 Detroit Lions L 34-14
51,644
14 Bye
15 December 8, 1991 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 26-24
41,091
16 December 15, 1991 Los Angeles Rams W 20-14
61,518
17 December 21, 1991 Green Bay Packers L 27-7
52,860

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA
Detroit Lions 12 4 0 .750 339 295
Chicago Bears 11 5 0 .688 299 269
Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 .500 301 306
Green Bay Packers 4 12 0 .250 273 313
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 13 0 .188 199 365

Statistics

Team leaders

Category Player(s) Value
Passing Yards Rich Gannon 2,166
Passing Touchdowns Rich Gannon 12
Rushing Yards Herschel Walker 825
Rushing Touchdowns Herschel Walker 10
Receiving Yards Cris Carter 962
Receiving Touchdowns Anthony Carter
Cris Carter
5
Points Fuad Reveiz 85
Kickoff Return Yards Darrin Nelson 682
Punt Return Yards Leo Lewis 225
Tackles Chris Doleman 101
Sacks John Randle 9.5
Interceptions Joey Browner 5
Forced Fumbles John Randle 2

League rankings

Category Total Yards Yards Per Game NFL Rank
Passing Offense 2,883 Yards 180.2 YPG 21st
Rushing Offense 2,201 Yards 137.6 YPG 4th
Total Offense 5,084 Yards 317.8 YPG 10th
Passing Defense 3,179 Yards 198.7 YPG 13th
Rushing Defense 1,837 Yards 114.8 YPG 20th
Total Defense 5,016 Yards 313.5 YPG 14th

Awards and records

Milestones

References

  • Vikings on Football Reference

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